Rangers boss Mark Warburton thinks Michael O'Halloran will be able to forge a successful partnership with full-back James Tavernier down the right flank.

O'Halloran, who joined Rangers from Scottish Premiership outfit St Johnstone on a four-and-a-half-year deal during the winter transfer window, has thus far made eight league appearances for the Gers, scoring twice and providing an assist.

The winger’s strike at the weekend helped Rangers to edge out Queen of the South at Ibrox.

And Warburton, who praised the manner in which O'Halloran found the back of the net against the Doonhamers, feels the 25-year-old is slowly getting to grips with Rangers’ style of play.

The manager went on to add that he believes pre-season will play a big part in helping O'Halloran form a formidable partnership with attacking right-back Tavernier.


“It’s about maintaining width. He could have gone in too early, in which case that ball would have past him and the defender”, he told Rangers TV.

“But he maintained his width, his timing was good, first touch excellent and he calmly put the ball away.

“So delighted for Michael but as I say he’s learning about how we play. We have a lot more of the ball, he has a marauding right-back in Tav behind him who wants to get forward as well.

“So their partnership will blossom undoubtedly and also pre-season will be big for Michael.”

O'Halloran, who is a product of Bolton Wanderers’ youth system, also counts Sheffield United, Carlisle United and Tranmere Rovers amongst his former employers.